radagast83 (4943) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to badnloose. Pours a medium brown color with a small dissipating head. Aroma is that of a typical brown ale with a small note of dark chocolate. Flavor is about the same, creamy, with coffee and bitter chocolate.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap @ Natty Greenes: Poured a clear brown color with a creamy beige head. Light roasted malt makes up the aroma. Some notes of fruit and hints of coffee. The flavor had a decent roast to it with fruitiness and hints of coffee.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a translucent brown color with a small khaki head.Aromas of chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel was creamy with hints of coffee.Finish was a typical bitter coffee end.
badnloose (111) - North Hollywood, California, USA - SEP 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Incredibly dark brown, tettering towards black in the right light. Tan head slow to dissipate. Full aroma of chocolate and nutmeg, creamy and strong taste. Flowed so well I didn’t want to stop drinking. Great with a meal.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear dark ruby red, wispy tan head, streaks of lace, creamy body, light sweet chocolate aroma, rich chocolate flavor, just enough sweetness to bring out the great chocolate,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 13/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours mahogany brown with beige head. The aroma is slightly spicy with some raisin and charred toast. The flavor is caramel and bitter chocolate with a dose of burnt toast. Raisin and wood come in the middle, then a toasty and slightly nutty finish. Not bad.
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a disappearing tan head and brown color with red tint. Aroma is dark malt-nutty/roasty/faint caramel. Taste is dark malt-nutty/roasty/caramel/chocolate. Hint of hops waived over brew kettle. Smooth. Mild carbonation.
bubbleflubber (1850) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
SIlver medalist at the GABF.... (one of the brown divisions). Pours dark, an almost black mahogany with tan webbing. The nose is excellent, of caramelized honey-roasted nuts. This well integrates caramel, espresso, semi-sweet chocolate, roasted grains, almonds and walnuts. After all of this complexity, the finish resides somewhere in the semi-sweet chocolate and almond realm. The mouthfeel is round and comforting. A nicely put together brown ale.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Piedmont Ale House in Burlington. Clear dark brown with a medium light tan head. Aroma of burnt caramel and a definite but distant chocolate note - interesting and inviting. My first thought on this was, "Chocolate? I’ve never noticed this in a brown ale before, am I imagining it?" I hadn’t read the commercial descriptio, either. Body is medium with a soft mouthfeel, and jsut the slightest stickiness. Rich caramel sweetness, and some nice balance provided by gentle use of some spicy hops. Teh finish, although a tad sweet, is not overly so, and the result is a very refreshing, nicley brewed effort. Glad I had this, I would have it again. Good accompaniment for the typical pub fare.
bboven (103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m not a huge brown ale person, but this is the most complex and best tasting brown I have ever had.